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  1. 1. Searching Internet Dr. Khitam Shraim
  2. 2. Contents Dr. Khitam Shraim What is Information Literacy? 1 Steps of searching Internet 2 Helpful Terminology 3 Searching Strategies 4
  3. 3. Information Literacy <ul><ul><li>What is Information Literacy? </li></ul></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  4. 4. <ul><li>How do you normally look for materials on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>What tools and services do you use for searching the Internet for sites and resources? </li></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  5. 5. STEPS of Searching Internet Dr. Khitam Shraim Analyze your topic to decide where to begin Select the right sources and the right tools for information needs Evaluate general web search tools: which are best ? Use More than one search tools Combine internet searching strategies with helpful terminology STEP 5 STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4
  6. 6. STEP 1: Analyze <ul><li>Does your topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have distinctive words or phrases? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>seek an overview of a broad topic ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specify a narrow aspect of a broad or common topic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have synonymous, equivalent terms, or variant spellings or endings that need to be included? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't really know much about the topic yet? Need guidance? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  7. 7. STEP 2 : Select 1 <ul><ul><li>Subject directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ipl2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infomine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Directory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open Directory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WWW Virtual Library </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Search engines Google Yahoo! Ask All the Web 2 3 Meta-search engines MetaCrawler DogPile
  8. 8. <ul><li>What kind of search services should you use ? </li></ul>Dr Khitam Shraim
  9. 9. STEP 3: Evaluate <ul><ul><li>Evaluation Criteria : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of information will this search engine retrieve? (e.g. webpages, images, newsgroups, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you able to connect your concepts using Boolean Operators ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you able to conduct advanced search ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of help is provided? How useful is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you able to limit your search? If so, how? (Example, by date, language, domain) </li></ul></ul>Dr Khitam Shraim
  10. 10. STEP 4: use multi-search tools <ul><ul><li>Not all search tools are alike. A search will produce radically different results depending upon the tool used.  Each tool has strengths and weaknesses. Take advantage of the strengths and use tools to your advantage. </li></ul></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  11. 11. STEP 5: Combine <ul><ul><li>To narrow down your search combine internet searching strategies with any of the following terminologies . </li></ul></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  12. 12. Helpful Terminology Dr. Khitam Shraim portals Resources Education ppt PowerPoint Presentation flowgrams Movies Video clips eLectures eSchool eClass Blended online elearning Graphs Visualization Mindmaps Demo Demonstrations Activities Assessment Exams Quizzes Interactive Lab Experiment flv Flash Animation Tutorial Simulation Media player e-Library Conferencing eSiminars
  13. 13. Examples <ul><ul><li>Type a term related to your subject followed by one or more terms from the list above. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Google Engine : www.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type : hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if you are looking for explanation on computer hardware the results you get are too general. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However if you type : lecture+hardware+podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you'll get links to video lectures on computer hardware. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare </li></ul></ul>Dr. Khitam Shraim
  14. 14. Examples <ul><ul><li>Compare searching for the first option with searching for the second option. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First option : Political science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second option : Political science video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First option : Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second option : Grammar flash quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First option : Cash flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second option : Cash flow simulation </li></ul></ul>Khitam Shraim
  15. 15. Dr. Khitam Shraim Thank You !

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